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Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

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Jaswant Thada is famous for its architecture which is located in Jodhpur, India. In the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II this was built by Sardar Singh in 1899. White marble was used to construct this monument.


What to see in Jaswant Thada:  Jaswant Thada was constructed with marble. As polished marble are used for this, it looks so shiny. When sun rays fall on the surface of this monument, it looks like rays are dancing. In this Thada two more tombs can be seen by the visitors. This is the best example for architectural brilliance in India. Sculptor’s talent can be known by seeing the carving of this monument.


Main memorial is looks like a temple. This consists of most attractive pillars, domes, frescos, and beautiful sculptures. To visit this place visitor has to go through rocky hill. It is most exciting and memorable experience. Portraits of rulers along with Maharajas of Jodhpur can be seen in this cenotaph. This monument is surrounded by multi tiered garden and carved gazebos. Complex of this cenotaph also consists of 3 other cenotaphs, royal crematorium. From this place visitors can see the fort of Mehrangarh. Visitors are allowed into the monument only between 9 AM to 5 PM.


What to see around Jaswant Thada:

Mehrangarh Fort: It is located at the height of 400 feet above Jodhpur city. This fort is named after Sun deity. It was the seat of the Rathores rulers from the house of Marwar. This palace is one of the largest forts in Rajasthan. It is located 1km away from Jaswant Thada.

Maha Mandir Temple: It is situated in Mandore road which is 5kms away from the city Jodhpur. Visitors attracts towards this structure for its architectural style. Different designs and figures depicting various Yogasanas will look most beautifully on the pillars of the temple. There are 84 pillars to the temple. It is located 8kms away from Jaswant Thada.

Girdikot & Sardarkot Market: It is located 5kms away from the Palace. This market consists of several markets. Market looks so colourful consists of plenty of small shops. In all the shops, shopping lovers can have Rajasthani Silver Jewellery, marble knick knacks with decorative works, clay figurines of Camels and elephants, handicrafts and Rajasthani Textiles.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Major attractions of this Palace are Umaid Bhawan’s Zodiac Club, The Museum, Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel. It is located 6kms away from Jaswant Thada.


Getting to Jaswant Thada: As Jaswant Thada is located in Jodhpur, visitors have to reach Jodhpur to visit this place. Jodhpur is well connected with road, railways and airways. From Jaipur, Delhi, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Agra, Udaipur, Jaisalmer buses come to this place. From Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bikaner, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaisalmer etc trains come to Jodhpur. From Mumbai, Delhi, Udaipur, Jaipur flights come to this place. Jodhpur airport is located 5kms away from the city.


Getting around Jaswant Thada: Best way to explore this Jaswant Thada is on foot. Buses, Taxis and Private vehicles are used to visit the surrounding places of Jaswant Thada.


Best time to visit Jaswant Thada: Best time to visit this place is between October to March.


Where to stay in Jaswant Thada: Accommodations are not available inside Thada. Plenty of budget, midrange and luxury hotels are available in Jodhpur. Best hotels near Jaswant Thada are Ghoormar Hotel, Ajit Bhawan, Chandra Inn, Vivanta by Taj Hari Mahal.


Where to eat in Jaswant Thada: Inside Thada eateries are not available but in Jodhpur plenty if eateries and restaurants are available to serve International, Chinese and Indian cuisines.

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